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Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

I made a very simple tossed salad last night with romaine, grape tomatoes, avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese crumbles, and tortilla crisps on top. I didn’t want to use our regular vinaigrette so I grabbed some cilantro and decided to make, instead of my usual Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, a creamy cilantro dressing. It turned out very flavorful and delicious and we all, except for my son, loved it.  I used lower fat buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream but I am sure it would be tasty with the regular too. I recommend making it at least 30 minutes prior to serving so the flavors have time to mingle. I served this salad with the Black Bean Soup with Bacon and they paired perfectly together.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

How to Make a Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy.  Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps.  Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

 

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Condiment, Miscellaneous
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 - 10
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • ¼ cup of olive oil mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno seeds removed & chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.
  • Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps. Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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22 Comments

  1. I eat salad everyday, and I am always looking for new delicious salad dressings. This dressing sounds amazing, and the salad you served it with sounds delicious, too!

  2. Hi Pam,
    I am bookmarking this for later. I love fresh & easy’ creamy cilantro dressing, and I am hearing rumors of them closing! Now I have this recipe to try. Sounds wonderful!
    How are you holidays coming along?
    xo Kris

  3. I really want to buy one of those Areogardens (sp?) so I can have fresh herbs year round.
    Plus I’m not a gardener by any means.
    But I love having fresh parsley, cilantro, rosemary, dill, etc…

  4. I LOVE! Can I just this addictive magic or would that be just too weird? So instead, I poured it over croutons and added some grape tomatoes for a snack. Oh dear…